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Women writing about sex


Filed under: Fiction

Michèle Roberts, author of the recent pamphlet ‘Silly Lady Novelists?’, chairs a discussion about whether, in a supposedly post-feminist world, female writers are free to write openly about sex and gender or whether new constraints now operate on the imagination. Michèle is joined by Patricia Duncker, Eimear McBride and Leone Ross.

Please note this talk contains adult themes.

Prize-winning novelist Michèle Roberts, author of the recent pamphlet ‘Silly Lady Novelists?’, chairs a discussion about whether, in a supposedly post-feminist world, female writers are free to write openly about sex and gender or whether new constraints now operate on the imagination. Patricia Duncker is a novelist and academic. In Seven Tales of Sex and Death she explores obsession, violence and the thin line between sex and death. Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, won the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Born in England and brought up in Jamaica, Leone Ross is a novelist, journalist and academic. Her first short-story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway, was published in June.

Please note this talk contains adult themes.

Recorded on: November 21, 2018
Recorded at: British Library Knowledge Centre